Global Fashion of Capitals

Yohji Yamamoto, corset, fall 1991, Tokyo, gift of an anonymous donor, 2010.1.2

Exhibition, FIT, New York, USA, until 14 November
Paris, New York, Milan, and London have long been known as the fashion capitals of the world. However, the industry is globalising, and cities such as Seoul, São Paulo, Shanghai, and Mexico City are emerging as new fashion hubs. Global Fashion Capitals explores the rise of fashion cities over the past 150 years, while also examining the various forces that
enable this growth, such as urban development, economic expansion, the establishment of Fashion Weeks, and the pervasiveness of the media. It also aims to broaden the understanding of what constitutes a ‘fashion capital’ and to expand the dialogue on the globalisation of the fashion industry during the 21st century.